Junior Garment Technologist


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Dependent upon experience

Closing Date

31/08/2019 11:00

Why Matalan?

Join one of the UK’s most renowned retailers in our Technical Services department as a Junior Garment Technologist. Apply now and become part of the family.

Matalan are growing! Matalan are a £1bn multi-channel retail business with huge ambitions, and it’s these ambitions and the people behind us that make us who we.  Our Junior Garment Technologists work closely with the relevant Buying departments to develop and update products whilst maintaining quality standards, ensuring our products provide excellent value for money for our customers.

With the benefits of a dedicated training programme, it won’t be long before you’re involved in every step of the process and have your own range – where else would you get the autonomy to do that? To top it off, you may even have the opportunity to travel the world!


About the Role

  • To maintain responsibility for all aspects of quality for a specified product range
  • Setting quality standards and specifications ensuring Matalan achieves its goal of delivering outstanding value to its customers, contributing to continued growth
  • Where applicable ensure that Matalan sizing policy is maintained consistently across products and sizing is regularly reviewed
  • Ensure product performance requirements are established and maintained through supplier education, testing and monitoring
  • Agree manufacturing methods are achievable in bulk production, resulting in products that will perform to requirements after purchase
  • Apply appropriate methods of communication with supplier bases, showing initiative and creative thinking where necessary to solve problems
  • Work closely with the Buying department to build new quality initiatives into products to constantly improve member offers
  • Undertake supplier visits to improve quality standards, improve working relationships and increase personal knowledge of manufacturing capabilities/developments

About You

To find the best people for our Technical Services teams, we’d like you to have the following....

  • Graduate with a fashion or textile related degree at classification 2:1 or above
  • Experience within a garment technology department
  • Commercially focused
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong Microsoft Office knowledge and skills


  • Up to 25 Days holiday (Pro Rata)
  • 20% Staff discount
  • Our Family Extras Scheme
  • Pension Scheme

Working hours

8.30am – 5pm



Your place in our world

Garment Technologist
Junior Garment Technologist